I start my new job tomorrow! I am so terrified, and so excited. This is my first “grown-up” job, in the way that it’s not a student/placement/co-op position.
Yesterday, my very sweet brother drove me down to Toronto because I was too flu-ish to drive myself. It was weird being a passanger in my own car, but it gave me a chance to nap and try to recover before starting work tomorrow.
For the time being, I am staying at my aunt and uncle’s in Mississauga, and it’s been great hanging out with my cousins, eating too much food, and playing with puppies!
Today I ventured into downtown Toronto to practice taking the TTC. It seems stupid, but I was so worried about getting to work on time. I lived in Toronto years and years ago but I’ve completely forgotten how to get around—and it will be pretty intense at rush hour. I am determined to remain positive about the commute. I know that it’s going to be hard to keep a smile on my face at 6:30 in the morning, crammed onto the subway, but I want to remember that it has to be better than waiting in traffic at 6:30 in the morning!
I’ve also been trying to combat my nerves by reminding myself that the thing I am most terrified of—making mistakes—is not only okay, but is going to happen. Like every girl I know, I can be way too hard on myself when I mess up. This time, I want to remember that I am going to have to learn how to do the job before I can be good at it, and that’s what the training is for.
I know a lot of people are going back to work/school tomorrow--what are some things you're trying to keep in mind at the start of the new year?